Monday 15 December 2008

Friday 28 November 2008

Thursday 27 November 2008

"It was a long journey and a good journey"

Well that was a great visit. Many thanks to Asmaa, Semma, Beesan, Abed, Mohammed and Sameeh. You put up with lots of travelling and new places to stay and gave great presentations -there has been excellent feedback. You've impressed hundreds of people in all the places you've been and made so many people think....
We did a review of the visit before people left, and overall the visitors were happy with the arrangements - They appreciated the support they had, and were imporessed with the number of people here working on the Palestinian issue. They asked us to keep our twinning work going and went back with a number of action points - among them to bring the Palestinian side of the Twinning Network together with the Right to Education campaign, so that university twinning and town twinning can support each other effectively both in Britain and in Palestine.
The time flew by, and there wasn't much time to get anything on the blog. It would still be really nice if people put reports on, or photos: it doesn't matter if it is after the event - we know people are still looking at the women's blog even though it is six months ago. If you'd like to be added as an author to this blog, please let us know on

Camden: An evening with Ken Loach

Day off by the Thames

Saturday 22 November 2008

From Edinburgh

From Glasgow

It was fantastic to meet Semma, Rose* and Ramy today. We all felt very honoured that they would travel so far to share their experiences with us. The meeting was great - everyone was keen to contribute and ask questions at the end. It was Strathclyde's first AP meeting, but one that will be hard to match as the speakers were truly excellent. Well done to everyone who is involved in organising this, and I wish you all the best for the rest of the speaking tour. Hope to meet you again! Best, Lucy and everyone at Strathclyde Uni Action Palestine (in Glasgow) x

(*PS I think this meant Asmaa??)